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Spicy Gouda Scalloped Potatoes

Yield
3 to 4 servings
Upgrade traditional scalloped potatoes with ham and shredded Gouda or Smoked Gouda cheese.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon butter, plus additional for buttering dish
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup cubed smoked ham
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 large peeled russet potatoes, sliced 1/4-inch thick
  • 2 1/2 cups (10 ounces) shredded Roth Gouda cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (or more or less, to taste)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Method

  1. Heat oven to 400° degrees F.
  2. Butter 8 x 8-inch baking dish.
  3. Melt butter in large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add onion, garlic and ham; sauté until tender. Stir flour into pan and immediately add cream.
  4. Reduce heat to medium. Bring to simmer, stirring until mixture thickens. Add potatoes, cheese, crushed red pepper, and nutmeg. Stir to combine.
  5. Transfer to prepared baking dish; bake 45 minutes, until top is golden brown and potatoes are tender to fork.